Professor David Galloway


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Professor David Galloway is the President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. David Galloway studied at the University of Glasgow where he graduated in Medicine in 1977. His early postgraduate training was focused in the West of Scotland and after becoming a Lecturer in Surgery in his alma mater his specialty postgraduate training involved posts in London and in New York City where he completed a fellowship in surgical oncology at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. On return to Glasgow in 1988 he was appointed as a Consultant Surgeon with a particular interest in colorectal surgery. His clinical interests developed to build a tertiary referral practice in gastrointestinal surgery, advanced laparoscopic techniques and more recently bariatric and metabolic surgery. He relished the opportunities for clinical research that came with a teaching hospital appointment, has just over a hundred publications and has supervised numerous projects for others working towards a higher degree. He has a senior academic role on a part time basis as a Professor in the Department of Surgery in the University of Malaya Medical Centre in Kuala Lumpur. One of the highlights of professional life has been a long association with the College. He has held various roles notably as Honorary Treasurer (1999-2006), Vice President (Surgical) (2007-2012), Chair of the Joint Committee on Intercollegiate Examinations (2004-2008), and Chair of the Fellowship Committee (2012-2015). He was elected President in December 2014 and after a year in the role of President Elect, he was invested as President in December 2015.

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